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GDP: Audit & Risk Committees

Venue
Online
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Governor's Pathway
Fellowship Category
N/A
Event Type
Virtual Workshop
Focus
Governance
Start Date
End Date
Duration
Half-day
Institution Type
Higher Education
Price From
£195 (Member)

This virtual, half-day session will focus on the major risks facing institutions, scenario planning and how risk assurance frameworks are evolving.

The programme will also cover regulatory expectations on audit committees including value for money, and the key elements of the CUC audit committee code of practice.

The event will be of particular interest and benefit to members of audit committees and HE governors.

For members of audit committees/governors.

This event will look at the role and function of audit and risk committees, considering approaches to take an appropriate overview of the major risks facing institutions, scenario planning and how risk assurance frameworks are evolving. The session will also consider regulatory expectations on audit committees including value for money, and the key elements of the CUC audit committee code of practice.

Speakers

Aaron Porter

Associate Director (Governance)
,
Advance HE
AP
Aaron leads on Advance HE governance activity through the delivery of our national Governor Development Programme which engages with around 900 governors across the UK on an annual basis. He has extensive experience leading reviews of over 25 governing boards. Aaron was previously President of the National Union of Students (NUS) and also chair of trustees for the organisation.

Victoria Holbrook

Assistant Director, Governance
,
Advance HE
Victoria Holbrook
Victoria joined Advance HE in February 2019 from the Office for Students and after 11 years at its predecessor the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). As Assistant Director, Governance she leads the development and delivery of Advance HE’s approach and work to support good governance to ensure it meets the needs of its members and clients in their rapidly evolving operating environments.

John Rushforth

Senior Associate
,
Advance HE
John Rushforth
John is a nationally recognised expert on UK University governance. He is responsible for the key documents that underpin the governance of all publicly funded UK HE institutions namely the CUC HE Code of Governance, the HE Senior Staff Remuneration Code, a range of illustrative practice notes e.g. Academic Assurance, Recruitment of VCs, etc and a Leadership Foundation publication on the relationship between Vice Chancellors and Chairs.

Juliet Simpson

Chair of Council of Higher Education Internal Auditors (CHEIA) and Head of Internal Audit, Newcastle University
,
Newcastle University
Juliet Simpson
Juliet joined Newcastle University as Head of Internal Audit in March 2003 to establish the in-house Internal Audit service. Prior to that, she was a Senior Manager with a Big 4 information security practice, having started her career in local government (accountancy and internal audit).

Richard Young

Executive Director
,
Uniac
Richard Young
Richard is the executive director at Uniac – a firm that offers specialist internal audit services for the HE sector. Established in 1992, Uniac now operates across the country – working with large Russell Group universities through to small specialist providers.